Isabel SBSSenior Lecturer

Year 1 Coordinator (Medical Faculty)
Assistant Dean (Student Support, Faculty of Medicine)
Chairperson of e-Learning Community of Practice (eLCoP) for Micro-module Development
Accredited PASS supervisor
BSc in Biochemistry, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (First class honours)
DIC, Imperial College, University of London
MSc in Chemical Research, Imperial College, University of London (Distinction)
PhD in Physiology, University of Hong Kong
 
Telephone:  3943 6795
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Address:  610F, Choh-Ming Li Basic Medical Sciences Building, CUHK

 

  1. Physiological and bioethical education.
  2. Use of e-learning on teaching and independent learning in undergraduate courses.
  3. Course coordination and development (MEDF1011, MEDF1012B, MEDF1031, BCME1600/BCME1610, SBMS2103).
  4. Academic advising and student support.

Best Teacher Awards
Faculty Education Award 2016, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

Pedagogical Awards (as principal investigator)
  1. Merit Award Winner for e-Poster presentation for the project entitled “Applying the Flipped Classroom to a Large Heterogeneous Discipline Class” at the 13th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) 2016, National University of Singapore, 13-17 Jan 2016.
  2. Poster Commendation for the project entitled “The Power of Mobile eLearning Apps: How the Teaching and Learning Environment is Being Given a Facelift in Biomedical Teaching” at the Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2013, CLEAR and ITSC, December 2013.
  3. Poster Commendation for the project entitled “Online Delivery of Pre-capture Lectures via Echo360 for Student Learning” at the Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2012, CLEAR and ITSC, December 2012.
  4. Poster Commendation for the project entitled “Key Physiology Concepts Through Animations Used by 600 CUHK students at the Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2012, CLEAR and ITSC, CUHK, October 2010.
  5. Poster Award for the project entitled “Animated Courseware Improves E-Learning in Selected Physiology Courses at the EXPO: Excellence Online, CUHK. October 2008.
Item Name of Grant Year Principal Investigator
Co-Investigator
Title of project Team members
(* = PI)
Amount granted
(HK$)
1 Courseware Development Grant Scheme 2018-19 PI An Interactive Journey to the Human Nephron (Phase 3): How diuretics work? Isabel Hwang*, WH Ko*, Nelson Tang*, Yan Jin, Eddie Ng, Taylor Tang, Sophie Yau and Isis Lau HK$90,000
2 Courseware Development Grant Scheme 2018-19 PI What goes on inside a hospital clean room? A closer look at parenteral products and how they are made Celeste LY Ewig*, Isabel Hwang*, Justin Tenney, Eddie Ng, Yan Jin, Alex Yung, Taylor Tang, Eva Cheung, Benjamin Lee and Brenda Chan HK$90,000
3 Courseware Development Grant Scheme 2018-19 PI Introduction to SSPE Internship Programme Daniel Chi Wo Lee*, Isabel Hwang*, Taylor Tang, Chun Kit Lo, Man Chung Leung, Hoi Ning Chiang and Yuen Nam Wong HK$90,000
4

Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant

(Scheme 1: Basic Scheme)

2017-18 PI Visualisation of human diseases with micro-modules for real time classroom teaching (Phase 1) Isabel Hwang*, Yu Huang*, Wing Hung Ko, Willmann Liang, Ray Lee and Ka Man Lee HK$52,700
5

Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant

(Scheme 1: Basic Scheme)

2017-18 PI A flipped model to facilitate transition from pre-clinical to clinical study Albert Li*, Isabel Hwang*, Kate Chan and Ray Lee HK$69,635
6

Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant

(Scheme 2: Studies in Foundation Courses)

2017-18

PI Micro-Module Video Scenarios in Sensitive Communication Situations with Student Response Questions Justin Wade Tenney*, Isabel Hwang*, Carmen Wong, Yan Jin, Alex Yung and Patricia Tong HK$52,550
7

Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant

(Scheme 1: Basic Scheme)

2017-18 PI Flipped Micro-module for Professional Sports Skills Courses (Phase II) Daniel Chi Wo Lee*, Tsz Ming Tang*, Isabel Hwang*, Alex Yung, Yan JIN, Ray Lee, Pui Ling Wong, Hei Ting Lau, Yu Hon Lam, Yik Yan Law and Yuen Nam Wong HK$100,000
8

Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant

(Scheme 1: Basic Scheme)

2017-18 Co-I Micro-modules for Integrated Learning: Utilizing a Virtual Pharmacy Platform to Build Students’ Knowledge Base Celeste Lom Ying Ewig*­­­­, Chui Ping Lee, Isabel Hwang, Paula Hodgson, Taylor Tang, Manson Tong, Keenan Beaumont and Keith Sewell HK$72,648
9 Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) 2016-19 tri-ennium Co-I eLearning Community of Practice (eLCoP)

Lai Chuen, Paul Lam*, Shui Shan Isabel Hwang, Sidharth Jaggi, Kei Tat Fred Ku, Sin Nga Ann Lau

Kwan Kit Frankie Wong and Wai Ting Jacqueline Wong

HK$342,000
10 Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals

2016-19

tri-ennium

Co-I Coding Design, and Global Involvement: Engaging students in Multi-domain Active Learning Through the Creation of Mobile Apps and An App Resource Center (ARC) One of the co-leaders led by Prof Christopher Keyes HK$14,148,000
11 Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant (Scheme 1: Basic Scheme) 2016-17 PI An Interactive Journey to the Human Nephron (Phase 2): Renal Handling of Bicarbonate and Acid-Base Balance Isabel Hwang*, WH Ko*, Nelson Tang, Yan Jin and Taylor Tang HK$63,310
12 Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant (Scheme 1: Basic Scheme) 2016-17 Co-I Micromodules for Pharmaceutical Dispensing: A Bi-lingual Micro Dose Delivery of Concepts involved in Dispensing Medications Celeste Ewig*, Isabel Hwang, Alex Yung, Mathew Hui and Taylor Tang HK$77,032
13 Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant (Scheme 1: Basic Scheme) 2016-17 Co-I Flipped Micro-Module for Professional Sports Skills Courses Daniel Chi Wo Lee*, Tsz Ming Tang, Isabel Hwang, Alex Yung, Yan Jin, Ray Lee, Daisy Chen, Damien Chi Wang Ma and Kin Sum LIU HK$100,000
14

Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) for 2016-2019 Triennium

2016-17 PI A Collaborative Project on Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) MY Leung*, WM Szeto*, Johnson CH Lau*, Isabel Hwang*, Kenneth M Li, Vivian J Wu, Eliza LY Wong, Lancelot WH Mui and Ann SN Lau

HK$500,000

15

Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) for 2016-2019 Triennium

2016-17 Co-I

Application of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) for Teaching Multidisciplinary Topics in Biomedical Sciences

Ann SN Lau*, YK Ng*, Sam HK* Poon, WK Wong*, Simon CL Au, WH Kwong, Isabel Hwang, Joyce SY Lam, Rebecca KY Lee, Willmann Liang, Florence MK Tang and Maria SM Wai

HK$496,980

16 Special funding support from TDG project entitled “development of a practical model to support teachers at CUHK to create courseware for enhancing teaching and learning” 2015-16 Co-I An Interactive Journey Through the Nephron- a Blended Learning Courseware for Studying Human Kidneys WH Ko*, Isabel Hwang, Yan Jin and Ray Lee HK$60,000
17 Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant (Scheme 1: Basic Scheme) 2015-16 PI Bitesize Learning Series: A Physiological Interpretation of Important Blood Gas Equations (Phase 1) Isabel Hwang*, XQ Yao, WK Poon, Michael Tam and Yan Jin HK$51,910
18 Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant (Scheme 2: Studies in Foundation Courses) 2015-16 PI Post-Class Assignment Micromodule in Health Sciences Education Isabel Hwang*, XQ Yao, Kendrew Mak, Shui Sing Tong, Maria Wai and Yan Jin HK$81,638
19 Courseware Development Grant Scheme 2015-16 PI Applying Physiological Concepts to Real Sports: A Micro-module Package Isabel Hwang*, Daniel Chi Wo Lee, Maria Wai, Yan Jin, Joseph Leung, Alex Yung, Ray Lee and Daisy Chen HK$88,000
20 Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant (Scheme 2: Studies in Foundation Courses) 2014-15 PI Foundation Courseware Package for Health Sciences Education Isabel Hwang*, Yan Jin, Ray Lee and Daisy Chen HK$94,000
21 Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Proposal (for 2012-2015 Triennium) 2014-17 Co-I Establishment of New Paradigm with Feasible Models in Teaching and Learning Science for Problem Solving and Future Development One of the Co-I led by Poon Wai Yin* HK$2,637,000
22 Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant (Scheme 1: Basic Scheme) 2014-15 Co-I Production of Dual Functional Dissection Anatomy Teaching (Di-Ana Teach) Courseware: Touchless Screen Control Application for Dissection Guide and Blended Learning for Anatomy Teaching Florence Tang*, Kenneth KH Lee, Isabel Hwang and Olivia Ngan HK$80,000
23 TDG 2012-15- Courseware Development Grant Scheme 2013-14 PI Advanced Virtual 3D Leap-Motioned Lung for Understanding Human Lung Function Isabel Hwang*, Florence Tang, Michael Tam, Yan Jin, ITSC e-learning design team HK$85,000
24 Courseware Development Grant Scheme 2013-14 Co-I Development of a Mobile App for Studying Histology: Blended Learning in Faculty of Medicine (Hi-Med App) Florence Tang*, Kenneth KH Lee, Isabel Hwang, Paul Lam, Ray Lee, Maggie Wong and Olivia Ngan HK$80,000
25 TDG 2012-15- Courseware Development Grant Scheme 2012-13 PI A Course-Oriented Mobile Learning Application (HSApp : HS(a)App & HS(b)App) for Health Science Education in Medical Faculty Package Isabel Hwang*, WS Chan, Paul Lam and Ray Lee HK$50,000
26 Supplementary Funds to improve teaching & learning in the MBChB curriculum of 2012 2012-13 PI Implementation of e-learning Activities via Student Response System (Clickers) in Health Science Foundation Course for Year 0 Students Isabel Hwang*, Ann Lau and WS Chan HK$50,000
27

Courseware Development Grant Scheme

2011-12 PI Development of Web & Mobile-Supported Courseware (PhysioApps) in Integrative Human Physiology- a Professional Version for CUHK students Isabel Hwang*, Michael Tam, Paul Lam and ITSC e-learning design team HK$66,000
28 Courseware Development Grant Scheme 2009-10 PI Interactive Animated Courseware on Renal Physiology for Medical and Basic Science Teaching Isabel Hwang* and Paul Lam HK$80,000
29

Courseware Development Grant Scheme

2008-09 PI Development of WebCT and Moodle-supported Animated Courseware in Cardiovascular Physiology for Medical Physiology Courses Isabel Hwang* and Paul Lam HK$70,000
30 Courseware Development Grant Scheme 2007-08 PI Human Physiology: Membrane Excitability and Muscle Contraction Isabel Hwang* HK$75,000
  1. Isabel Hwang, WS Chan, Paul Lam, Ray Lee, Phoebi Chan and Joseph Leung. A Course-Oriented Mobile Learning Application (HSApp: HS(a)App and HS(b)App) for Health Science Education in the Medical Faculty Package. Medical Education Journal. 2015. Volume 49 (suppl. Issue 2), page 14
  2. Isabel Hwang, Kevin Wong, Shun Leung Lam and Paul Lam. Student Response (clicker) Systems: Preferences of biomedical physiology students in Asian classes. The Electronic Journal of e-Learning Volume 13 (Issue 5) 2015, 347-356. (Retrieved 18 Jan, 2016, from http://www.ejel.org/volume13/issue5/p347 )
  3. Hwang, I., Tam, M., Lam, S. L., & Lam, P. (2012). Review of use of animation as a supplementary learning material of physiology content in four academic years. The Electronic Journal of e- Learning, Volume 10 (Issue 4), 368–377, Oct 2012. (Retrieved January 15, 2013, from http://www.ejel.org/volume10/issue4/p368 )
  4. Hwang, I., Tam, M., Lam, S. L., & Lam, P. (2012). Use of animation as a supplementary learning material of physiology content. In P. Lam (Ed.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on eLearning (pp. 141–149), Hong Kong, China, 21–22 June, 2012.
  1. Isabel Hwang, Kate Chan, Albert Martin Li, Yan Jin, Chun Ting Au and Sophie Yau. Learning paediatrics respiratory disease through clinically-based and customized micro-modules: an emphasis of both sound and vision. AMEE 2019, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 August 2019.
  2. Constance Scarlett Yim, Hin Ching Chow and Isabel Hwang. Trait"-ing Students Uniquely: A Study on Personality Distribution and Preferred Learning Approaches. AMEE 2019, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 August 2019.
  3. Hin Ching Chow, Constance Scarlett Yim and Isabel Hwang. Preferred Learning Approaches and Teaching Methodologies of Medical Students from Different Admission Channels. AMEE 2019, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 August 2019.
  4. Sophie Yau, Natalie Law and Isabel Hwang. A novel study: how Hong Kong medical students’ professionalism behaviours are affected by educational experiences before medical school. AMEE 2019, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 August 2019.
  5. Leung WY, Hwang, I.and Lai WC. A Mixed-Methods Study: Stress, Health Knowledge and Concerns of Female Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong, Centennial Congress of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA), American Medical Women Association (AMWA), Brooklyn Bridge Marriott in New York City, New York, 25-28 July 2019.
  6. Isabel Hwang, Serena Ru Bing Yu, Anson CY Watt, Chapman Cheuk Kit Leung, Michelle Aiqi Li and Yan Jin. Integrating PASS into the SMART curriculum – Student and Faculty Benefits from a Two Year Study. 16th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC), Singapore, 9-13 Jan 2019.
  7. Wai Yin Leung, Rachel WC Lai and Isabel Hwang. Differentiating the learning needs and style in high-school direct entry versus non-direct entry medical students: Use of VARK and quantitative survey. AMEE 2018, Basel, Switzerland, 25-29 August 2018.
  8. Sara Bergstresser, Isabel Hwang, Kumta Shekhar, Paul Lai, HK Ng and Yan Jin. Ethics Education with Hong Kong Flavour: Cultivating Lasting Bioethical Awareness in Medical Students by Using Local Cases and Debates. AMEE 2018, Basel, Switzerland, 25-29 August 2018.
  9. Shekhar Kumta, Paul Lai, HK Ng, Isabel Hwang, Sara Bergstresser and Yan Jin. Case-Based Ethics Grand-Rounds have a positive impact on Ethical-Decision-making and Professional Behaviors in Interns. AMEE 2018, Basel, Swizerland, 25-29 August 2018.
  10. Isabel Hwang, Yan Jin, Ray Lee and WH Ko. An Interactive Journey through the Nephron: How an Animated Medical Courseware Package Helps to Deliver Complicated Physiological Mechanisms to a Large Medical Class. 15th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC), Singapore, 12-13 Jan 2018.
  11. Celeste Ewig, Alex Yung, Yan Jin, Matthew Hui, Taylor Tang and Isabel Hwang. A bilingual micro-dose delivery of concepts involved in dispensing medications. Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2017, 7th Dec 2017.
  12. CWD Lee, SSI Hwang, Y Jin, LKA Yung, MFR Lee, MHD Chen, CWD Ma, KS Liu and TM Tang. Flipped micro-module for professional sports skills courses. Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2017, 7th Dec 2017.
  13. Celeste Ewig, Manson Tong, Isabel Hwang, Keenan Beaumont and Keith Sewell. Collaborative Sharing of eLearning Materials: Internationalisation with Localization. Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2017, 7th Dec 2017.
  14. Paul Lai Chuen Lam, Isabel Shui Shan Hwang, Sidharth Jaggi, Fred Kei Tat Ku, Ann Sin Nga Lau, Frankie Kwan Kit Wong and Jacqueline Wai Ting Wong. CUHK eLearning Community of Practice (eLCOP). Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2017, 7th Dec 2017.
  15. Isabel Hwang and Willmann Liang. A pilot study of knowledge retention by pre-clinical (year 2) medical bioethics students. The Chinese University of Hong Kong-Medical Education Conference (CU-MEC), Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 10-11 March 2017.
  16. Isabel Hwang, Wai Man Szeto, Mei Yee Leung, Anthony H. W. Cheng, Ann Ka-Yu Lai and Yan Jin. Introduction of Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) to the Year-1 Medical Class of the Health Sciences Course. 14th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC), Singapore, 13-14 Jan 2017.
  17. Isabel Hwang, XQ Yao, Kendrew Mak, Shiu Sing Tong, Maria Sen Mun Wai and Yan Jin. Linking Pre-class Micro-module (Flipped Classroom) with Post-class Micro-module in a Faculty Foundation Course. 14th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC), Singapore, 13-14 Jan 2017.
  18. Isabel Hwang, Yan Jin, Joseph Leung, Alex Yung, Ray Lee, Daisy Chen and Shekhar Kumta. Applying the Flipped Classroom to a Large Heterogeneous Discipline Class. 13th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC), Singapore, 13-16 Jan 2016.
  19. Isabel Hwang, Florence Tang, Michael Tam, Xiao Qiang Yao, Yan Jin and Ray Lee. How a simple leap-motion controller can help students interact with true virtual reality to understand the structures of human organs. Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2015, CUHK, 16 Dec 2015.
  20. Isabel Hwang, WS Chan, Paul Lam, Ray Lee, Joseph YC Leung and Phoebi Chan. A Course-Oriented Mobile Learning Application (HSApp: HS(a)App and HS(b)App) for Health Science Education in the Medical Faculty Package. 12th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC), Singapore, 4-8 Feb 2015.
  21. Isabel Hwang, Florence Mei Kuen Tang, Michael Tam and Xiao Qiang Yao. Advanced Virtual 3D Leap-Motioned Lung for Understanding Human Lung Function. Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2014, CUHK, 15 Dec 2014.
  22. Florence Mei Kuen Tang, Kenneth Ko Ho Lee, Isabel Hwang, Paul Lam, Ray Lee, Maggie Wong and Olivia Miu Yung Ngan. The Development of Blended Learning with iOS Mobile Application in Teaching of Histology. Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2014, CUHK, 15 Dec 2014.
  23. Isabel Hwang. Human-physiology education for non-medical students: From computer-based to web-based/app-based topic-specific courseware, Physiology 2014, London, 30 June 2014.
  24. Isabel Hwang. The Power of Mobile eLearning Apps: How the Teaching and Learning Environment is Being Given a Facelift in Biomedical Teaching. Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2013, CUHK, 5 Dec 2013.
  25. Isabel Hwang, Paul Lam and Tracy Tai. Pros and Cons of Echo360 Lecture Capture System for Undergraduate Teaching: Perspectives of Both Students and Teachers. eLearning Forum Asia 2013. Hong Kong Baptist University, 29-31 May 2013.
  26. Isabel Hwang, WS Chan and Paul Lam. Online Delivery of pre-capture lectures via Echo360 for student learning. Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2012, CUHK, 13 Dec 2012.
  27. Hwang, I., Tam, M., Lam, S. L., & Lam, P. (2012). Use of animation as a supplementary learning material of physiology content. The 7th International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL) 2012, School of Continuing & Professional Studies, The CUHK, Central Learning Center, 1/F, Bank of America Tower, Hong Kong, 21-22 June 2012.
  28. Isabel Hwang, Michael Tam and Edman Chan. Introduction of Lecture Recording System (Echo360) in Human Physiology Courses organized by the School of Biomedical Sciences. The 13th Medical Education Conference for China Mainland, Taiwan and the Hong Kong Region, 25th November 2011.
  29. Isabel Hwang, Paul Lam and Kevin Wong. The adoption and use of the student response system (clickers) in Human Physiology courses at the School of Biomedical Sciences. Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2011, 11th November 2011.
  30. Isabel Hwang, Michael Tam, Paul Lam and Kevin Wong. The development of mobile-supported eBook in Human Physiology courses. Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2011, 11th November 2011.
  31. Isabel Hwang, Paul Lam, Learn Lam, Ray Lee, Monki Law and Daisy Chen. The development of an interactive animated courseware package in Human Renal Physiology. Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2011, 11th November 2011.
  32. Isabel Hwang and Paul Lam. 3-year experience on animated courseware study in physiology teaching. SBS Research Day 2011, 31st May 2011.
  33. Isabel S.S. Hwang and Paul Lam. Graphic rich animated courseware improves both e-learning and understanding in physiology topics of year 1 medical and non-medical undergraduate courses. CITE Research Symposium 2010, University of Hong Kong, 4-6th March 2010.
  34. Isabel S.S. Hwang and Paul Lam. Animated courseware improves eLearning in selected Physiology courses. EXPO Excellence Online 2008, 17th Oct 2008.